Black Stars release 2017 AFCON jersey numbers

Black Stars release 2017 AFCON jersey numbers
Mubarak Wakaso of Ghana

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jan 09, 2017. 12:00

Ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana have released the jersey numbers for their 23-man squad.

Captain and veteran striker Asamoah Gyan retains his iconic (and unusual, for a striker) number 3 jersey, while the number 10 has been assigned to vice-captain Andre Ayew and his younger brother Jordan has number 9.

Goalkeeper Brimah Razak has been given the number 1 jersey, but this by no means assures him of being first-choice, while youngsters Ebenezer Assifuah, Bernard Tekpetey and Ebenezer Ofori have been assigned the numbers 13, 14 and 15 respectively.

Ghana’s 23-man squad with jersey numbers:

Goalkeepers

Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain) -1, Abdul-Fatau Dauda (Enyimba, Nigeria) - 16, Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) - 12

Defenders

Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) - 23, Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England) - 2, Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany) - 17, Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium) - 22, John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey) - 21, Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA) - 4, Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England) - 18, Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) - 19

Midfielders

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy) - 8, Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy) - 6 , Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) - 5, Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece) - 11, Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) - 7, Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden) - 15, Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria) - 20

Forwards

Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahly, UAE) - 3, Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England) - 9 , Andre Ayew (West Ham, England) - 10, Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland) - 13, Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany) - 14




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